Electricdreams

New Resource page

Posted in diva ecu by electricdream on February 24, 2009

I am starting to put together a new resource page – let me know if there are any links that you’d like me to include!

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Mary Mattingly

Posted in art, cyborg, diva ecu, fashion, future by electricdream on January 27, 2009

I had come across the work of Mary Mattingly a while ago, and loved it. Although she doesn’t create these garments/structures as “wearables” exactly, her haunting imagery and detailed descriptions are very inspiring!

““The fabric used is an outerlayer combination of Kaiok, a phase change material like Outlast® Adaptive Comfort®, waterproof Cordura, Solarweave UV protectant fabric, and the inner muslin layer. The fabric has the ability to keep the body at a comfortable temperature no matter the weather. The encapsulated warmers (like those found in electric blankets) are also woven into the innermost layer of the home, and through sensors, are adjusted to your bodies temperature and keep the home warm or cool on the inside to counteract the outside. The electronic silver threads in the fabric connecting to the sensors will give the wearers the ability to monitor themselves, their health and introspectively study themselves, as well as monitor the outdoor conditions, and transmit information to another, currently through a ZigBee connection or secure nodal random key coding and patterning frequency that can be set up to directly interface with another person’s home and information. This infrastructure will be able to receive signals from satellite and aid in GPS, mapping VA goggles, cel-sat and Internet.”
via pruned

Gary Cass and Donna Franklin live from Perth au

Posted in cyborg, diva ecu, fashion, technology, textile by electricdream on January 22, 2009

Gary Cass

Donna Franklin at SimbioticA

Wifi detecting t-shirt

Posted in diva ecu, surface, technology, textile by electricdream on January 22, 2009


via gizmodo

A potted history of wearables

Posted in context, diva ecu by electricdream on January 7, 2009

largely based on images from associated press archives